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Crafts Museum

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Neighborhood: Nizamuddin
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Address: Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11 337 1353
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans...
History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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Peaceful and interesting, right across from Old Fort

I am so glad that I happened upon this little museum! It's small and compact, so you can see what's there within not too much time, and it is super quiet. In the middle of New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I am so glad that I happened upon this little museum! It's small and compact, so you can see what's there within not too much time, and it is super quiet. In the middle of New Delhi, that alone is a real value! The textiles exhibit is large and varied, and there is a very large outdoors exhibit area with... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places in Delhi, I have always been coming here for almost two decades now. It offers a great opportunity to craftsmen to display and sell their craft, has a good cafe and craft shop inside the campus. Unfortunately, the place is dying slowly for want of maintenance and most outdoor areas are now nearly in shambles... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Crafts Museum is one of those oddities that you find in New Dehli. The Museum shop is excellent with an mix of books, shawls, artefacts and a very helpful assistant. It really is a very good place to visit and shop. Attached to the shop is an excellent restaurant - the french press coffee is brilliant, the menu is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Given the enormous variety and high standards of Indian handicrafts, a showcase of such work must be very special and so it is at this Museum. In addition to room after room of the best of Indian handicrafts, there are outdoor stalls where craftspeople sell their work. The Museum shop has some very special items at great prices -- smart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

step through the walk way into the Craft's Museum and noisy Delhi fades away. fabulous crafts from compelling tribal sculpture to intricate textiles. i love this place and visit every time I am in Delhi. An outdoor market with nationally recognized artisans changes regularly and there is a lovely shop recently renovated with quality items. outdoor buildings are beautiful to... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While visiting New Delhi my tour guide for the day took me by the Crafts Museum to view all the amazing textile work displayed there, from rugs to wall hangings, to clothing etc. Also beautiful outdoor café and museum shop well worth a visit here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Of all the sights we saw in Delhi this stood out. This free museum has an excellent collection of textiles, a nice gift shop and cafe. Well worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There is a decent amount of information available next to all the pieces in the gallery's as well as free map available to follow around, and the Toilets are relatively well maintained. They have a nice variety of things to see with the most impressive stuff i found being the wood work and carvings. in one of the rooms they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

They have lots of areas outside with different sculptures/woodwork/etc from different areas of India, and if you have been to a few parts of the country then you will appreciate the differences. Also several galleries inside with different themes including religious items, reconstructed houses and lots of textiles. The guides are very pleasant and like to show you the exhibits.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a good place for handicraft items. Very much art is there. Culture things are there. One with hobby of craft can enjoy this place. Good with children

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